anyone ever tried mangroves?

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    BCReefer pro stoner, newb reefer

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    I've heard mangroves fix nitrates and phosphates in nature, anyone tried growing them in a tank?
     
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    They are an excellent source of removing nutrients from the water, but because they tend grow super slow, they also absorb the nutrients slow as well. But some people do utilize them and place them in the refugium.
     
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    I have used them in the past as smitty said they are a slow grower I removed them put some chaeto in and you could see the difference in a short time.. they do work well but the process is not as good as chaeto.
     
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    The maintenance on them is also more time consuming, at the least you'd need to wipe the leaves down once a day to keep salt off of them. And they require more space to grow (something a lot of people don't have).
     
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    +1 everyone
     
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    I bought a shoot a few weeks ago, the damn thing is finally starting to sprout roots.
     
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